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THURSDAY ,, I
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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THE WAYNESVILLE PRINTING CO.
Main Street Phone 137
Waynesville, North Carolina
The County Seat of Haywood County
W. CURTIS RUSS....... ............................... Editor
Mrs. Hilda WAY GWYN.... .....Associate Editor
W. Curtis Russ and Marion T. Bridges, Publishers
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--Olor Carolina v Ay
We were interested in a recent editorial
we read in "The Nashville Tenneesseean"
of Nashville, regarding the issue of Life
Magazine that gave' such a graphic report
on the progress and war value of the nation's
most exciting accomplishment-the TV A.
The magazine pointed out that the great
job of TV A had been done in '!nine short
years." "In this critical summer of 1942
TVA is creating power for the nation's war
machine. It is building a dozen new hydro
electric dams. It is installing extra generat
ing units in a dozen dams already finished.
Into the great chemical and electro-metallurgical
plant of the awakening South, it feeds
the crisp current that produces aluminum,
explosives and bombers."
The article also notes that TVA, "the lar
gest single construction project in history,"
is supplying 60 per cent of the current for
the vital aluminum industry. That it gene
rates now three-quarters as much electricity
as Niagara Hudson, America's No. 1 power
system and that its generating capacity "will
increase by'50 per cent this year and another
50 per cent in 1943." That when -completed,
TVA will be able to supply "power hungry
America with one-half as much electricity
as was purchased by the entire United States
during World War One." "
"The people of the Tennessee Valley region
who have TVA all around them and know
better than the people of other parts just
what TVA has been and is doing, are grati
fied by the report on TVA Life has given.
For even more impressive than the sheer
size of the job is the efficiency of its orga
nization and conduct and the nation at large
has every reason to share the pride of the
Valley region in the achievement."
According To Babson
During the week Roger Babson wrote that
it is "work and not amusement that brings
progress, to cities." He was writing from
his hometown in Glocester, Mass., and noting
the changes that had come to his native com
There was a lot of hard sense in what he
wrote. In speaking of less work and more
entertainment he said: "I am troubled by
the shorter hours which everyone, 'except
mother' is working. Stores which used to
open at 7 a. m. do not open until 8:30 a. m,
Fifty years ago we all went to bed fairly
early very few were on" the streets after
dark. Now, Main Street is so full of cars,
belonging to people that you can hardly get
through. Although enterprise is dead, every
form of entertainment is booming."
He referred also to the empty churches
that once were full to overflowing, and of how
cities must have vital and growing churches
in order to prosper in the long run.
He pointed out that for a few years after
the war, while Europe is recouping, business
should be good, but only a return of real re
ligion, hard work, longer hours, and free en
terprise will a later depression of tremen
dous magnitude be prevented.
Sympathy For Our
The tragedy at Waynesville is one which
strikes close to the people of Hendersonville
and Henderson county. The people here
deeply sympathize with the people of Way
nesville and Haywood --- extending this sen
timent not only to the people directly affect
ed and bereft by the tragedy, but likewise
to the people generally, who undoubtedly
were startled and unsettled by the sudden
and terrible results of this accident. Family
connections also bring close to this town and
county the tragic aspects and the sorrows
arising from the accident. Hendersonville
How Dear To Our Hearts
Once upon a time, many and many a year
ago, men did not wear pajamas when they
went to bed. They wore night shirts.
' Nightshirts are long usually and
shapeless. Except that they are made from
a softer material, they look and feel different
than oversized grain bags with sleeves.
The War Production Board toyed with the
idea of shifting all men from pajamas to
nightshirts until we beat Hitler. They may
have thought we would hustle that much
more to finish the job. But calmer, kindlier
second thought intervened. They will take
the frills off our pajamas, but they won't
sentence us to nightshirts. The ultimate in
indignity has not been achieved. Concord
Tribune. . J
THE TIME, THE PLACE, AND THE GIRL!
What do you think will be the
next commodity rationed in this
J. E. Barr "Perhaps the next
thing will be tea and coffee. There
would be no reason for rationing
coffee except for scarcity of transportation."
Richard Barber, Jr.
James C. Moore "I would say
it would be electricty."
Never having lived in a great city we can
not judge fairly, but from reports of others
we doubt if sympathy to those in distress
flows as freely in large centers as in the small
It is easy to understand for in' smaller
towns people get to know each other better,
While they may know their shortcomings,
they also have an appreciation of the sterl
ing qualities of their neighbors.
Last week when the great disaster that
took life and property occurred, the entire
population was consumed with sympathy. It
renewed one's faith in humanity, to see such
genuine and heartfelt sympathy. ,
We had feeling also for the telephone ope
rators and the hospital attaches for we are
sure that there was scarcely a minute es
caped without ft call regarding the condition
Of those who suffered injuries.
Anxiety was expressed wherever on& went,
and sympathy for the in j ured and sympathy
for Jheir families, whose, hearts ached for
their loved ones. '';-':
We are glad to live in such a community,
for at such times it is necessary to have the
sympathy of those about us, to help us to
carry on, and keep going in the face of dis
couragement and sorrow.
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
Mary Margaret Smith, county
home agent, recently handed us
the following and said . . . "Here
is something for yorlr column . . and
I hope you can use it." ... an al
phabet for the members of the
county home demonstration clubs
. . . to be used as a guide in living
for the duration . . . but after
reading it we decided that it might
have been written for the home
clubs, but it was just as applica
ble to the rest of us ... and that
it would do well to publicize it for
every citizen. . .
A Is for Armament,, which
comes first in war, and for Ad
ministration of individual, family,
and community resources to con
serve jabor, materials, and money
for war needs.
B Is for Bonds, through the
purchase of which defense can be
financed and postwar reconstrution
can be made possible B, is for
budgets also, needed more than
eve by.iconsumers and the; nation.
Lost: Three Ships
Ten thousand tons of steel enough to
build three ships were lost because of a
two-day strike by C. I. O. union steel work
ers at the Bethlehem Steel Company's Lack
awanna, New York, plant last week.
It doesn't matter who was in the right
about the workers' grievances: Government
machinery is provided for adjudicating such
disputes. The point is that the men walked
out and steel for ship's urgently needed to
replace those being sunk daily by enemy
submarines failed to come from the mills
Three ships, two days late. They could
have been tankers, bearing precious fuel
oil or gasoline . to United Nations ships at
sea or fliers in far-off land bases, or to war
industries in dire need. They could have
been ore boats carrying iron from the Mesabi
range or tin from Bolivia.
Three ships lost. Not a single one of the
true Americans among the striking steel
workers wanted to hamper his country's
-war effort, but he may not have thought
of it just this way.
The United States no longer depends up
on volunteers to fight its battles, but by
law has made every male from 21 to 65
a. potential soldier. Can it continue to de
pend upon voluntary efforts to keep vital
war industries doing their part?
Must arbitration of labor disputes espe
cially in wartime continue to depend upon
free will and individual whim?
If American war workers consider them
selves as important as soldiers at the front,
and that as much depends upon their efforts.
they should remember that a dissatisfied
. soldier cannot throw down his gun and walk
off the field. They couldn't quit on Bataan,
Christian Science Monitor.
C Is for consumers, 132 million
strong, who can either co-operate
with or compete with war efforts
of our government ... . Also for
Civilian Defense through Commu
nity Service and Co-operation. , . ,
Some of the community services we
may look to are: nutrition, informa
tion centers, consumer informa
tion centers, school lunches, penny
milk, food stamps, , low renting
houses, and health clinics.
D Is for Dempracy, and De
fense, for which toe must accept
our responsibility as citizens. . . .
This means active participation in
the government of city, state and
nation to the end that we achieve
a real democracy at home.
E Is for Economy, the , watch
word for civilians for the duration,
for Electricity . . . an important
war material for us to conserve
especially in defense plant areas; ' votion
and for enriched flour and bread.
- Congressmen may be allowed extra gas
which one bystander at once said, "they
will hand back to the people."
North Carolina farmers have been called
. upon to plant a half million acres of peanuts,
Of this crop, two-thirds will be used for oil,
No doubt the hulls for the other third will
be dumped on Main Street every Saturday
A modern proverb Guard your tongue
more zealously than your tires.
M Is for Morale; and for scrap
Metal, which we can get back into
industry . . . and for milk through
which national health is to be safeguarded.
N Is for Better Nutrition, basic
defense need, which we can help
secure through education and example.
Mrs. Jimmie Boyd "I guess it
will be coffee."
Mrs. Lester Burgin "I would
say coffee, tea or cocoa."
It seems that while th
oi our young manhood
..co, mat we as civilian. .1
""c nine uu io iace a few
The men carrying arm. k...
to have sufficient suppliel
i uauaon: Ana adeqiatt
mean 101s 01 money
That W nf , , '
Mrs. Leo MarteWI would, hot mm tv , SjL m '
like tosay what commodity win j home not as a gift but u
be rationed next, but I feel sure to Uncie Sam . For' thi, J"
iL.i II.. ttnarx nrl 1 1 ho TO. ,
tnau evcui.uanjf ... - pay a good rate of interest,
uonea. v Mow you might feel thl
. T "r , , . 1 siamp a flay, and ten nr te
n. j. vH' """4" .your pay cneck, will not
By W. CURTIS RUSS
Bits of this, that and the other
picked up here, there and yonder.
This past wool,
talk hmH, ' we had
Corps, and only tlK
dierwho held tZ
army. Those fello.
ers in service. lni ,..wwl
a different .tti0"
They are in dead earn
whipping the enem,
it quickly. TV '
. inem. Xh
service havn ai.j-
their homes, their
to go do their nart. unA .ri
iinHarotnn ...1 ""tj
.V"f w"y so manv
Dack home aren't '
, service are
taking it on the chin, uih
iur more. 11
like to predict what the govern
ment will ration next."
Mrs. Johnnie Cuddeback "I
would say spices and coffee."
Guy Massie "I would not doubt
if coffee came next on the ration
O Is for Organization with
which we should co-operate to win
P Is for Peace, our ultimate
goal and for Patriotism. . . In
conservation fields, P is also for
Paper, Pots, Pans and for Prices.
Q Is for Quality, the concern
of the consumer, who wants to use
her money wisely.
R Is for Rubber and Rationing,
a protection against the injustice
of hoarding and for the Red Cross,
Which needs our help. ;
S Is for Schools, for Saving
and for Scrap metals, Sugar, Sim
plication of designs, Shoes, Ser
vices, and Smiles that help others
to carry the load.
T Is for Tanks, for Trucks
and for Tires. It is for Thrift, a
weapon for each of us; for Taxes
and Turnip greens, both of which
have a contribution for defense.
U Is for Unity through clubs,
community, state and nation.
V Is for Victory and for Volunteers.
W -Is for Winning the War-
through concerted efforts not to
Waste money. :
X Is for those Unknown Fac,
tors that lie ahead, privations and
tragedies for which we shall have
I need of all our courage and de-
F Is for Food to win the war
and make peace -food to be raised
and to be used wisely to improve
national health, . . F Is also for
Faith in our government and our
G Is for Grades and Standards,
a much needed aid to the consumer.
i. We. should use these that we
have and insist upon grades for
articles as yet unlabeled.
H Is for Home Demonstration
clubs that can make a great con
tribution both in war and in peace;
for Health to "make America
strong by making Americans
stronger" . and for Home Produc
tion of food, clothing and refrea-
I Is for Income . . i which can
be blessing or bane. . . . The com.
bination of more money in the
hands of consumers and greatly
curtailed civilization goods can
lead to inflation . . . if we do not
cooperate with the government's
effort to control prices through
purchase of defense bonds and
through other forms of saving.
L. N. Davis "I think it will be
something that we do not grow.
Perhaps it will be tea or coffee."
much, but it will.
A 10-cent stamp will buy a
A 25-cent stamp will buy
dier's mess kit.
, $1.50 will buy a first aid kif
$2 buys a soldier's bkl
14 buys a steel helmet
25c will buy a dozen
FOR THE ARMY
$1 will buy 1 arm splint.
$6 will buy 1 anti-tank M
$10 will buy 1 tent,
; $19.36 will buy one 81-mu
$370 will buy 17 surgical
$500 will buy 1 motor traile
$1,000 will buy 1 recomuii
Chrest George "I would not
like to guess what will be ration
ed next. But I think we should
stop talking and put all our efforts
into winning this war. it iooks to
me that most of us are willing car
for the other fellow to make the $15,000 will buy 1 t!
sacrifices, rne .time is coming bridce.
when we are all going to have to FOR THE U. S. NAVY
buckle down to facts. I would ,50 win buv enough fuel
even be in favor of having all labor a destroyer 1 mile,
and capital drafted and put on the g wju buy a life ring.
same basis of eeryiee as the aoj- - i 0.75 will buy the tm
diet:.' The men hi the service are items of a chemical warfut
willing to make the supreme sac- tection outfit.
rifice and we are going to have to $35 will buy a set of
supply the materials lor them to flagS for a torpedo boat
TEN YEARS AGO
I $185 will buy hve irapi
$243.50 will buy a radio wf
$375 will buy two deptn
or one diving outfit.
$250,000 will buy one
FOR THE U, S. MARINE M
$10 will buy 5 cartridges,,!
Kdr will buv 12 yards of i
$1 will buy 1 intrencV.net:
$3.50 will buy 1 round (or
millimeter anti-tank gun.
a hnv 1 steel helmet.
$18.75 will buy 1 neui
$37.50 will buy 1
Y Means You.
Z Is for the Zeal which you
should do your part.
George L. Edgerton to Margaret
Hampton, both of Canton.
W. L. Kell, Jr., to Louise Pace,
both of Canton.
George Dixon Ellis, of Health
Springs, to Eloise McKinney, of
Simpsonville, S. C.
Garden club at Allen's Creek
proves profitable to members, and
flower gardens among best in
Rural schools to open on August
8, with practically no change in
courthouse., $75 will buy 1 field W
mA M;ur mnat rtf Mr 94H will fire a ftU-ca."1
I Quilt show sponsored by Wo-1 ?321 will Duy 1 su-.
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wan s (jiud win De new on juiy
A large outside clock is erected
on outside of First National Bank.
Chief health inspector of state
finds conditions good in eating
places of Haywood county.
Count shows that travel in park
is unusually heavy, with cars from
19 state carrying 1,949 into park
on first Sunday in July.
A combat tire must be able to
tun, even when fiat, at a : speed
of 50 miles an hour.
FIVE YEARS AGO
Town of Waynesville is seeking
to refund $76,000 in street bonds.
The largest crowd to ever as
semble at Lake Junaluska took
place there last Sunday. '
The grand jury urges that name
THE OLD HOME TOWN
J Is for Justice for all, which
each of us can further by not
trying to get more than our share
of available goods or services, and
by generous support of community
K Is for Knowledge through
which we may be able to maintain
oar standard of living and yet not
compete with defense production
. . . We must learn when, what
and how to buy . . . . what to eat
for health . . . how to produce,
how to care for equipment and to
use substitute materials.
L Is for Loyalty to country;
and for Leaks through which ma
terials are wasted.
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attorney by the
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tonight to ""e
county convention. ,
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